Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
Medicines are only fit for old people.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.